Latest Past Events

POSTPONED Research Seminar Series: Theological Writing – Theology in Dialogue

Online with Zoom

Professor Michael Barnes SJ will not be offering the two sessions scheduled for April 27th and May 11th on forms of theological  writing. These will be included in a series of Research Skills seminars for the coming academical year. Dates and topics to be announced later in the summer. It is hoped these sessions will be of interest to anyone needing to pick up good study skills at UG level as well as those setting out on research projects- There will also be a series on theological styles of writing. We offer supportive study skills seminars for research students.  Our [...]

Free

Living, Ageing, Dying: Exploring the Life Course in Dialogue with Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Macrina

Online with Zoom

This study day will take as its guide the fourth century Cappadocian abbess, Saint Macrina, as she is mediated to us through the writing of Gregory of Nyssa. We will consider especially the interrelation of her living and dying, asking how her living prepares for a distinctive kind of dying, and examine how the particular practices of her life frames the meaning of her death.  Her example will help us critically engage with a number of troubling presumptions about ageing and dying in our own era. Course Leader: Dr Jessica Scott Date: Wednesday March 16th 2022, 10.30am– 4.00pm (includes lunch [...]

£50

Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle

Online with Zoom

Mary Ward Lecture 2022 Dr Shannen Dee Williams discusses the history of Black Catholic nuns in the United States, hailing them as the “forgotten prophets” of Catholicism and democracy. Drawing on oral histories and previously sealed church records, Williams demonstrates how master narratives of women’s religious life and Catholic commitments to racial and gender justice fundamentally change when the lives and experiences of African American nuns are taken seriously. For Black Catholic women and girls, embracing the celibate religious state constituted a radical act of resistance to white supremacy and the sexual terrorism built into chattel slavery and segregation. Williams [...]

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